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Area police involved in ‘Click It or Ticket’

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

Winfield Police Department joined with statewide law enforcement May 20- June 2 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations.

Seven out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.

Missouri has 79 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 85 percent.

“Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up,” said Sergeant Marc Mccollister, Winfield Police Department. We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure motorists are buckling up,.”

“Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes,” added Silex Chief McDermott.